Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS)


Severity of GCS
"In fact, the chances of survival with a GCS less than 5 are considered so poor, that in regions with limited resources, patients with a GCS of ≤5 are not even admitted to intensive care units (ICU)".  See
 link.  


Summary of my Recorded GCS Values (all 2015)

  • 03 on 31st July
  • 03 on 1st August
  • 03 on 2nd August
  • 03 on 3rd August
  • 03 on 15th August
  • 05 on 22nd August
  • ​07 on 27th August
  • ​11 on 29th August
  • 10 on 31st August
  • 11 on 4th September
  • 08 on 9th September
  • ​14 on 12th September
  • 14 on 24th September


The values shown above are all taken from the report my neuro-psychiatrist wrote about me by simply searching for the term "GCS", see link.


GCS Background Information

The GCS is the most common scoring system used to describe the level of consciousness in a person following a traumatic brain injury. Basically, it is used to help gauge the severity of an acute brain injury. The test is simple, reliable, and correlates well with outcome following severe brain injury.  Generally brain injury is classified as:

  • Severe: GCS 8 or less
  • Moderate: GCS 9-12
  • Mild: GCS 13-15

​​See link for more information than that provided in the above snippet.


​This link takes you to a web site dedicated to explaining GCS and is seemingly an authority on the subject matter.